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Volume 76, No. 4 



THIS WEEK IN 

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LVC's recycling initiative with a 
simple and easy change— writing 
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Early phases 
of construction 
complete on 
Stanson Hall 



Matt Martin '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Lebanon Valley College contin- 
ues to remain focused on students 
and their futures as renovation 
plans for a new dormitory Stanson 
Hall are fully underway. 

After completing the Neidig- 
Garber Science Center last year, 
which came in under the $18.4 
million budget, LVC has taken on 
a new adventure. 

The addition of a new residence, 
Stanson Hall, comes as no surprise, 
seeing that LVC spent roughly $75 
million over the past fifteen years in 



Matt Martin '09 / LA VIE 

UNDERWAY Significant progress has been made on the construction of 
Stanson Hall since the beginning of the semester 



renovations alone. 

The need for additional housing is 
not a new problem for students living 
on campus. Vice President for Stu- 
dent Affairs Greg Krikorian says that 
"we have been over-occupied for the 
last two years by 20 to 40 students." 



Stanson Hall is projected to ac- 
commodate 148 students over three 
floors with an additional apartment 
for staff services. The goal is to cre- 
ate an organized environment for 
students by giving them what Kriko- 

Please see STANSON | Page 2 



A neighborly act 

Barbecue benefits students family after tragic fire 



Patrick Salomon '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

After a tragic fire claimed the 
home of Lebanon Valley College 
freshman and Lebanon resident, 
Cassandra Klepper '12, friends and 
relatives of her family came togeth- 
er on Thursday, Sept. 25 and orga- 
nized a chicken barbecue for their 
benefit. 

It was an overcast day, but the 
forecasted storms were holding off 
to the benefit of the fundraisers as 
they stood at the intersection of 
422 and Metro Ave. in Lebanon, 
manning the grill and catering tent. 



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Clad in aprons, Klepper s two 
aunts and her grandmother worked 
diligently to put together the chick- 
en dinners. 

"It went very well," said Klep- 
pers aunt, Shelly Baisch. "We sold 
about 400 chickens and made ap- 
proximately $600." 

All proceeds are going directly 
to the Klepper family, including 
mother and father Bobbi Jo and 
Scott, who were not in attendance. 

"We asked the family not to be 
here," explained Baisch, after hand- 
ing a half-dozen chicken halves to a 
supporter. "This was something we 
wanted to do for them... without it 




Ben Waltz '11 / LA VIE 
HELP THY NEIGHBOR Ken Gil- 
bert of Lebanon tends to chickens 
over an open pit barbecue last Thurs- 
day. Gilbert is a friend of student 
Cassandra Klepper's family, who lost 
their home and four dogs to a fire. 
The BBQ raised $600 for the family 

Please see BBQ | Page 3 



October 1, 2008 




DECISION 2008 

Debating 
the debate 

Students react to first 
showdown between 
presidential candidates 

Noelle Barrett '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The first presidential debate be- 
tween Republican Sen. John Mc- 
Cain of Arizona and Democratic 
Sen. Barack Obama took place at the 
University of Mississippi last Friday. 

A group of about 20 students gath- 
ered in the Underground to watch 
the debate. The students included the 
presidents of the College Democrats 
and HyPE, and the majority watch- 
ing seemed to be Obama supporters. 
Most students felt that Obama won 
the debate, although some were dis- 

Please see DEBATE | Page 3 




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Nina Balogh '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

"Young people have a huge im- 
pact on this campaign/' Michelle 
Obama said. 

Michelle, wife of Democratic 
presidential nominee Sen. Barack 
Obama ; made those remarks dur- 
ing a national telephone news con- 
ference with college newspaper re- 
porters Monday ; Sept. 22. 

Obama conducted the confer- 
ence call from the University of 
Wisconsin where she held a rally for 
Obama campaign supporters prior 
to the event. During the call; she ad- 
dressed a number of campaign issues 
but focused on the participation of 
young voters on Election Day. 

Obama stressed how much of a 
voice young voters have, and that 
the only way to make a difference is 
to make their voices heard; no matter 
who it is they vote for. 

She also stressed that being an 
educated voter is more important 
than just voting. 

"If someone does not want to vote 
for my husband; I want it to be because 
they understand the issues and disagree 
with him on those issues/' she said. 

Mrs. Obama's remarks also 
touched on the war in Iraq; Darfur, 
the economy and global warming. 

"The next president willhave amess 
to deal with/' she declared. "Obama 
will give us the change we need." 

Mrs. Obama concluded the confer- 
ence call with several questions from 
listeners about her husband's policies 
and one in particular concerning com- 
parisons to former President John F. 
Kennedy and assassination fears. 

"My husband and I were not 
brought up to focus on everything 
that could go wrong now. We look 
toward the future; not hardship or 
challenge. [T]hat one aside ; any 
comparison to the Kennedys is a 
tremendous honor." 
N. BALOGH khb001(S)lvc.edu 



Stanson Hall brings living option changes 

Off-campus living will be available^ but on a more limited basis 



AJ Myers 10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Grab a local newspaper, turn to the 
classifieds and start searching for inex- 
pensive housing. Living off-campus is 
still an option for LVC students. 

With its completion set for the 
fall of 2009; Stanson Hall will pro- 
vide housing for more than 100 
students. However; there's still an 
opportunity for juniors and seniors 
to apply to live off-campus if they 
can demonstrate a financial need or 
if they need to live off-campus for 
physical; medical; personal; fam- 
ily and/ or age issues. These reasons 
will be evaluated by the Director of 
Financial Aid; Director of Disability 
Services; and Health Services. 

"In the past seven to eight years ; 
pretty much as long as I've been here ; 
we've been approving between 50 
to 70 juniors and seniors to live off- 
campus" said Jason KuntZ; director 
of residential life. "This year, 90 to 100 
students are off-campuS; but I would 
say 90 percent of them are seniors." 

The houses owned by the college; 
including houses on Main Street; 
College Avenue; Maple Street and 
Sheridan Avenue ; are considered on- 
campus and still offer an independent 
-living style that differs from tradi- 



tional dormitory living. The handful 
of homes that the college owns ; along 
with the apartments; do cost a bit more 
compared to the traditional dorms. 
Traditional board ran at $1 ; 895 this 

**It [housing 
lottery] will be 
based on involve- 
ment and GPA. 
A president or a 
captain would get 
so many points.** 

JASON KUNTZ 

Director of Residential Life 

year. These prices vary with location 
and style; from $2;105 to $2;365. 

Non-dorm students could en- 
counter problems involving the meal 
plan ; which is required of all resident 
students. The lowest-priced meal 
plan offered to date is 10 meals a 
week; with the exception of the com- 
muter five-meal plan. The costs of the 
meal plans depend on the amount of 
meals and increasing food costs. The 
10-meal plan starts at $1 ; 600 while 



the 20-mealplan costs $1 ; 985. 

"In the future the meal plans may 
change to dollar amounts; instead of 
set meals; so the students wouldn't 
feel as though they're losing a meal 
when they don't go to the cafeteria; 
but that's no promise/' Kuntz said. 

The biggest change brought to 
the residential table for next year is 
the format of the lottery drawing to 
pick housing. In prior years ; lottery 
numbers were picked by forming 
groups of everyone with the same 
amount of credits, then randomly 
selecting people from the group 
and assigning them a number. Next 
year ; the groups will by formed by a 
point scale. This is a way of reward- 
ing those involved; as well as those 
who are succeeding. Points can also 
be docked for behavior issues. 

"I still need to create the scale 
by February but it will be based 
on involvement and GPA/' Kuntz 
said. "An example would be that a 
president or a captain would get so 
many points ; and members of the 
team or club would also get a cer- 
tain amount of points." 

After these exceptions; the lot- 
tery will continue like in previous 
years. The lowest number goes first 
and so on. This new points system 
is going to be designed to allow 



well-rounded students; those who 
are involved and who do well in the 
classroom; to have the better pick 
of the residential choices available. 

"The best junior still wouldn't 
be picked before the worst senior; 
in the point scale/' Kuntz said. 

In other words ; the senior with 
the lowest amount of points on 
this scale will still choose his or her 
housing before the junior with the 
highest amount of points. 

With the addition of the new resi- 
dential hall; forced triples and quads 
(students living with three or four 
people) should be few and far be- 
tween. Renovations will continue to 
take place in all the dormitories and 
homes as needed. What else might 
the future hold for LVC residents? 

"The College is not actively pur- 
suing this; but in the next fewyears ; 
we could sell off the Main Street 
homes and purchase more homes 
on College Avenue/' Kuntz said. 

Alternative living on campus may 
be more expensive than living off- 
campus. However; with only a frac- 
tion of the students permitted for 
off-campus living; there is still hope 
for independent style living; even if it 
is; technically still on-campus. 

A. MYERS ajm003@lvc.edu 



STANSON: Early phases of construction complete 



Continued from Page 1 

rian refers to as the opportunity to 
"establish learning communities." 

The early phases of construction 
are already in progress with block 
walls stacked to the third story. The 
site appears organized and safe with 
the protection of a six-foot fence cir- 
cling the building. Entrance to the site 
is restricted due to the quantity and 
volume of materials and machinery. 

Eventually students will be 
asked to evaluate the dorm and give 
possible input about any changes. 

Residents can access laundry ser- 
vices and wireless Internet connec- 
tion within the dorm. The facility 
will be air-conditioned and house 
both male and female students. 

Common areas located on each 
floor and the main lounge can serve 
as forums for academic discussions 
or comfort zones for relaxation. 

Tom Hanrahan ; director of col- 



STANSON HALL-NEW STUDENT RESIDENCE 

at Lebanon Valley College 



SPILLMAN FARMER ARCHITECTS • HIGH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 

H.F. LENZ COMPANY • 




struction was founded in 1978 af- 
ter a merger with Lantz Builders. 
According to their Web site ; the 
company is based in Lancaster and 
encapsulates over six million square 
feet. The firm was awarded the Gen- 
eral Contractor of the Year Award in 
2007 by the American Contractors 
Association of Central Pa. 

Stanson Hall is set to open in 
the fall of 2009. 



M.MARTIN 



mam006(S)lvc.edu 



Matt Martin '09/ LA VIE 



Blueprint for the new student residence, Stanson Hall 



lege relations; explains that the new 
building; which is located directly 
across from Silver Hall; will be 
named after Gregory Stanson. 

Stanson graduated from LVC 
in 1963 and retired last year from 
his 43-year position as Vice Presi- 
dent of Student Affairs. The dorm 
will be a dedication to his service 



and commitment to Lebanon Val- 
ley College. It came in response to 
what Hanrahan describes as the 
"need to offer extended opportuni- 
ties and facilities to students." 

According to Vice President 
for Administration Bob Hamilton; 
High Construction was chosen 
to build Stanson Hall. High Con- 



Corrections 
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provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
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BBQ: $600 raised for family 



Continued from Page 1 

getting too emotional." 

Causing an unquantifiable 
amount of financial and emotional 
damages ; the fire took everything 
the family had. Luckily Kepper and 
her parents avoided injury but four 
close family members were lost in 
the incident. 

"They lost four dogs in the fire/' 
recounted Ruth Leaman, Klepper s 
aunt. "Sophia, Buster, Rascal, and 
Buddy' 

It took the Humane League of 
Lebanon over 24 hours to arrive on 
the scene and recover the remains 
of the beloved canines. 

Ten yards away from the tent 
stands a lone gentleman tending to 
the chickens over the open pit bar- 
becue. Ken Gilbert, 54, of Lebanon 
and close friend of the Kleppers, 
runs KBR's Open Pit Barbecue out 
of Lebanon. After hearing of his 



friends' plight, Gilbert decided to 
roll out his BBQ^gear and help out 
in a time of need. 

"I heard about [the fire] and 
didn't know what was going on," re- 
called Gilbert as he flipped the cur- 
rent round of chickens. "I've known 
the family for two years now... and 
wanted to help out." 

"The mother called me," contin- 
ued Gilbert, "and then I heard they 
lost their [four] animals. The Hu- 
mane League took a long time to 
come out to the house, which upset 
the family considerably." 

Tragedy has a way of bringing 
friends and families together in acts 
of humanitarianism and good will, 
and the unfortunate fire of August 
19 is a testament to the loyalty of 
a close knit community in Central 
Pennsylvania. 



P. SALOMON 



pps001(2)lvc.edu 



SGA discusses caf changes 



Nikki Frederick '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The cafeteria seemed to be a big 
topic with the Student Government 
Association on Monday. Tentative- 
ly, after students arrive back from 
winter break, there will be a tray-less 
trial run in the cafeteria. 

According to a recent USA To- 
day article, some colleges are elimi- 
nating the use of trays because it 
may be causing students to take 
more food than will be consumed 
and also will hopefully save water 
and energy. 

In the cafeteria, the concern 
has been raised about cookies and 
chicken nugget Thursday instead of 
chicken tender Thursday. Cookies 
are only being served every other 
day. The switch of chicken tender to 
chicken nuggets are in hopes of sav- 
ing money, but keep your eyes out 



for the return of the chicken tender. 

Also at the meeting, two campus 
organizations were promoted to pre- 
liminary club status and another was 
awarded official club status. 

Habitat for Humanity and Pre- 
Law Club were awarded preliminary 
status, which gives the club a chance 
to develop. After a fifteen-week pe- 
riod, the club is to come back to 
another SGA meeting to apply for 
permanent club status. Colleges 
Against Cancer was awarded perma- 
nent status. 

There was also a demand for a re- 
count for Homecoming Court. Mul- 
tiple students were voting multiple 
times. IT Services worked with Jen 
Evans, student government adviser, 
and created a way that one e-mail 
address is permitted to vote just one 
time. Survey Monkey will be more 
accurate because of this change. 



N. FREDERICK nmf001(a)lvc.edu 



'Red Lot Prowler' to serve time 



Cassandra Kane '10 

Co-Editor 

A 24-year-old Annville Town- 
ship man has been sentenced to 
state prison for two to four years 
for breaking into 3 1 vehicles in the 
Red Lot last February, according to 
the Lebanon Daily News. 

David M. Goodman-Hlavaty, 
115 Heisey Drive, was also ordered 
last week to pay restitution of more 
than $11,000. 

"I was pleased the judge respond- 
ed accordingly to the crimes that were 
committed by Mr. Hlavaty on our 
campus last winter," said Al Yingst, di- 
rector of Public Safety. "We also have 
dealt with Hlavaty in the past, so yes, I 



believe the sentence was justified." 

Fined $ 1,500 on multiple counts 
of theft from a motor vehicle and 
one each of possession of an in- 
strument of crime and criminal 
trespass, Goodman-Hlavaty was 
also fined $1,100 for 22 summary 
offenses of criminal mischief. 

Goodman-Hlavaty pleaded 
guilty July 24 to charges that he 
used a hammer to break into the ve- 
hicles and stole items from them. 

The first incidents occurred be- 
tween February 1 and 7, when 10 
confirmed burglaries took place. 
A second wave of attacks, which 
resulted in an additional 21 dam- 
aged vehicles, occurred early in the 
morning of February 13. 

"It brings some sense of relief 



that he was caught by an LVC Public 
Safety Officer and will pay for his ac- 
tions," Yingst said. "Hopefully for the 
victims of his senseless actions, it will 
bring them some closure." 

One victim, Jeffrey Thompson 
TO, had his car window broken and 
a number of CDs stolen. He has not 
heard from Annville Twp. police if his 
stolen items were recovered. Although 
he thinks Goodman-Hlavaty received 
a strong sentence, Thompson thinks 
more action needs to be taken. 

"It still does not bring a sense of 
relief to me because the school does 
not have cameras on those parking 
lots," he said, "which means some 
one else could do the same thing if 
they felt like it." 

C. KANE crkOO 1 (S)lvc.edu 



DEBATE: No clear winner 



Continued from Page 1 

appointed with both candidates. 

"Both had strong points," said 
Ashley Conzelmann '11, elemen- 
tary education. "McCain had his 
moments, but Obama won." 

Tim Davis '12, digital communi- 
cations, expressed a different view. 

"I agree with Obama more, but I 
don't think there was a winner because 
the option of winning doesn't work in 
a debate," he said. "It's a discussion of 
ideals where both back up opinions." 

"At first, both showed they 
don't know what's going on with 
the economy," Klimovitz said. 

"Obama seemed more mature 
about the debate," said Lisa Adamu 
'12, elementary education. "He won 
but [still] was challenged by McCain." 

Students seemed to enjoy the 
debates even more when the can- 
didates added a little verbal fuel to 
the political fire. 

Students responded well to 
the candidates' jokes and sarcasm. 
There were several instances when 
McCain interrupted Jim Lehrer, the 
moderator. And after a few eye rolls 
and laughs, one student said, "Mc- 
Cain is talking too much. Shut up." 




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Ben Waltz Tl/ LA VIE 

POLITICAL PARTY Students gather in the Underground to watch Senators 
John McCain and Barack Obama face off in the first presidential debate last 
Friday. The debate watch party was hosted by College Democrats and HyPE 



Students applauded when 
Obama said to McCain, "Com- 
ing from you, who in the past have 
threatened extinction for North Ko- 
rea and sung songs about bombing 
Iran," and laughed at McCain saying 
he never won the Miss Congeniality 
award during his time in Congress. 

Students weren't just comment- 
ing on the issues discussed or the 
arguments between Obama and 
McCain. 

The first reaction heard from 
one student was, "Obama's suit 
looks better than McCain's." 

Students also looked for the 
candidates to discuss topics that af- 
fect them. 



"[The war] is a big issue to me; 
it's personal," said Conzelmann, 
who has a friend serving in Af- 
ghanistan. "I agree most with what 
Obama said about it." 

She said she likes that Obama 
raised the issue of an affordable col- 
lege education. 

"He was the only one who talk- 
ed about it," she said. 

Klimovitz admitted, "I'm tradi- 
tionally a Republican and consider 
myself to be independent, but I 
support Obama," because of his 
stances on certain issues including 
the war on terror and health care. 



N.BARRETT 



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Teach-in: The 2008 Election 

What: A nonpolitical event, the teach-ins aim is to help the student community relate their 

education to the important economic, political and social issues facing the nation. 
Select classes will be open to the public, and forums will be held ranging in topics from faith 

and politics to imagery in the election. 

When: Thurs., October 2 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: Leedy Theatre and select classrooms (contact Dr. Noelle Vahanian, vahanian(o)lvc.edu) 



La Vie Cqllegienne October 1, 2008 



Features 



Student Internships: Politics, Princes and Producing, OH MY! 



Alyssa Bender '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Many LVC students spend their 
summers working too many hours 
and getting paid too little at jobs 
they don t like. 

But three LVC students — Jon 
Wolff'09, Steve Wisner '09 and Cas- 
sandra Kane '10 — spent their sum- 
mers at internships of their dreams. 

Wolff, a music recording tech- 
nology major, spent twelve weeks 
at Creative Sound Studios in Ore- 
field, Pa., where he dealt with the 
post-production part of the audio 
industry. He heard about the in- 
ternship from other LVC interns 
who spoke to his intro class. 

"Amanda Marsteller came in 
and shared about her internship at 
this studio, and that's what got me 
interested," Wolff explains. 

To apply, Wolff called the studio 
and made an appointment for an 
interview. He was also required to 
take a small proficiency test on the 
recording software. 

Wolfflanded the job, and a couple 
weeks after his last final, he started 
working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the stu- 
dio. He spent the next weeks observ- 
ing day sessions for post-production 
of the truTV series Forensic Files, as 
well as working on his project. 

"Helena [the owner] has her in- 
terns recreate and synchronize au- 
dio to a movie clip of their choice," 



Wolff says. "I did the clock tower 
scene in Back to the Future" 

While some students are able to 
find their dream internship close to 
home, sometimes Pennsylvania is just 
not good enough. Steve Wisner, an 
English communications major, spent 
January 23 to August 15 (with a time 
extension) as a character performer in 
Walt Disney World, Florida. 

"I just always wanted to be a part 
of the magic," Wisner admits. 

He pursued the internship on nu- 
merous online searches and found all 
his information on the Disney Col- 
lege Program Web site. The applica- 
tion process proved to be extensive, 
including attending a presentation at 
HarrisburgArea Community College, 
submitting a resume and application, 
being interviewed via telephone and 
finally auditioning in Pittsburgh. 

Because of Disney's strict confi- 
dentiality policy, Wisner cannot reveal 
everything he did in Disney, although 
he is allowed to say he worked in all 
four major theme parks, as well as a 
number of resorts and Blizzard Beach. 

Like Wisner, Cassandra Kane, 
an English communications and 
political science double major, did 
not want to stay close at home. 

"Knowing that I wanted to land 
an internship this summer," explains 
Kane, "early last fall I began search- 
ing, aiming high but also keeping 
local newspapers in mind. All along, 
though, Washington was calling." 



Kane ended up land- 
ing a 12-week internship 
with Human Events, a 
conservative online maga- 
zine based in Washington, 
D.C. 

Kane first completed 
an online application and 
submitted her cover letter, 
resume and about a dozen 
writing samples to the pro- 
gram director. Less than a 
week later, she received 
a phone call requesting a 
phone interview and was 
then asked to travel to D.C. 
for a personal interview. 

"Within two days, I 
received an e-mail ac- 
ceptance, followed by 
a hard copy in the mail 
one week later." 

Working 40 hours a 
week, Kane claims that 
"there was certainly never a dull mo- 
ment." Some duties included load- 
ing syndicate columns of prominent 
conservative commentators, tran- 
scribing interviews, conducting re- 
search and writing her own stories. 

"Altogether, I had 12 articles 
published online," Kane states. 
With this, she gained "solid inter- 
viewing and reporting experience." 

These internships will prove to 
make a lasting impression. Wolff 
gained a new set of skills and a new 
field in which he can look for jobs. 




SUMMER INTERNS - 
Counterclockwise: Cassandra Kane '10 
in Washington D.C; Jon Wolff '09 at 
Creative Sound Studios in Orefield, Pa.; 
Steve Wisner posing with Goofy in Walt 
Disney World, Florida. 



"It was a completely different use 
of the same equipment that I was used 
to using with music," Wolff explains. 

Wisner gained confidence and 
inter-personal skills, as well as the 
chance to grow as a person. 

"Interactions with less-fortunate 
people were the most memorable," 
Wisner remembers. "Every day was 
a new experience, something that 
made me a better person." 

Kane obtained clips for her port- 
folio, made valuable professional 
contacts and met some of her idols. 



A memorable experience included 
running into David Broder, a political 
columnist for The Washington Post, on 
the metro. They talked about her aspi- 
rations as a journalist, as well as their 
prospective thoughts about the presi- 
dential race. 

"I worked in a political news- 
room three blocks from the United 
States Capitol and was writing and 
reading about politics every single 
day. What else could I ask for?" 



A. BENDER 



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LVC Job Center \ 



Elizabeth Julian '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

For many seniors at LVC, life af- 
ter graduation is a question mark ac- 
cented by occasional panic attacks. 

Between job-searching and ap- 
plying to graduate schools, the road 
to the future looks more like an in- 
tricate maze. 

Fortunately for LVC students, 
there is Career Services, located 
in the basement of Mund College 
Center. There exists a staff that pro- 
vides individualized attention to all 
students. 

According to Sharon Givler, the 
director of Career Services, LVC 
excels at preparing students for the 
working world. 

"The world of work expects you 
to be able to communicate, inter- 
view, and write well. LVC happens 



to do this very well," she says. 

Yearly surveys that go out to 
graduating classes six months after 
commencement yield "relatively lit- 
tle negative feedback," says Givler. 
"Those who are involved in studies, 
campus activities, and relative jobs 
say LVC has prepared them well, 
analytically and communicatively." 

Music Recording Technology 
major Erika Maury '08 agrees. 

"I felt completely prepared to 
set out into the working world. 
Finding a job isn't the easiest thing 
to do; however, it was nothing un- 
expected." 

"Honestly, I feel that LVC pre- 
pared me in most aspects of the 
working world," says Holly Serio 
'08. "I have come to realize that 
there are just things that no class 
can prepare you for." 

Results show the success of Ca- 



reer Services through percentages. 
88 percent of '06 graduates found 
jobs within six to nine months af- 
ter graduation, and 18 percent at- 
tended graduate school. In 2007, 
74.8 percent of seniors found jobs 
within that time period, and 35.5 
percent opted for continuing edu- 
cation. 

For LVC, Givler says, it is nearly 
impossible to pit one department's 
success over another, for most are 
successful in finding a job six to 
nine months after graduation. But 
certain jobs are in higher demand 
than others, according to a 2007 
study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor. 

The top 10 jobs that are most 
in-demand in America encompass 
Registered Nurses, elementary 
school and high school teachers, 
teachers' assistants, accountants, 
auditors, and various computer 



software jobs. 

Career Services meets with stu- 
dents on a variety of levels, whether 
it's helping perfect a resume or decid- 
ing what profession they would like. 
Regardless, the application process 
requires focus and determination. 

"You have to make getting a job 
a job in and of itself," Givler advises. 
"Our job isn't to get people jobs; it's 
to help people get better at finding 
and applying for jobs." 

A common complaint among 
seniors, Givler adds, is that they do 
not know what jobs to look for or 
where to look for jobs. 

"What makes it hard is that stu- 
dents are looking at what everyone 
else is looking at, what is posted in 
front of them. You must look deep- 
er, stir up waters and use connec- 
tions," she claims. 

"It is all about persistence," Serio 



adds. "If you put in the work, you will 
have a better chance getting a job. 
The job will not just come to you." 

Fortunately, the Web site at 
www.lvc.edu/career posts plenti- 
ful job resources. Between search- 
ing and applying for positions, 
scheduling on-campus interviews 
with recruiters, and hosting job 
fairs and workshops, there are jobs 
posted according to area of study 
and geographical area. 

"Students have to do things to 
put themselves out there, and we 
have to attract employers to look at 
resumes posted online. It's a two- 
fold relationship [between students 
and Career Services]," Givler says. 

Between its office staff and the 
Web site, Career Services has all 
the bases covered. 



E.JULIAN eaj003(S)lvc.edu 



La Vie Collegienne October 1, 2008 5 



'flrts&gntertainmgnt 



A trunk full of folk tales 

LVC musicians tackle politics, capitalism and Johnny Cash in debut album 



A J. Myers '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 



Dan Anderson doesn't like 
capitalism, and he doesn't like Wal- 
Mart. 

"I haven t bought a thing from 
Wal-Mart in four years" he says. "I 
think Wal-Mart is the scourge of the 
earth, and I think they epitomize 
the fact that we are on the eve of the 
downfall of modern day capitalism 
as we know it... and I couldn't be 
more enthused." 

That enthusiasm makes an appear- 
ance on Jesus Saves, the first album 
from Trunks & Tales, but it doesn't 
translate to happy songs. It's quite the 
opposite; the album sounds a little bit 
like growing up in the Dustbowl dur- 
ing the Depression, with melancholy 
lyrics set to acoustic guitars and a 
harmonica in classic folk fashion. 

It's what the band does, and they 
do it well. 

However, it's a far cry from Ander- 
son's last band, Folk Chicken, which, 
like Trunks & Tales, he fronted with 
Justin Lutz. Whereas in Folk Chicken, 
more was more with the band grow- 
ing as large as 14 musicians at shows, 
Trunks & Tales takes a minimalist ap- 
proach: meaning just Lutz and Ander- 
son and two acoustic guitars. 



According to Lutz, the band 
isn't just acoustic Folk Chicken. 

"The songs aren't really the 
same. It grew out of the fact that 
we both found ourselves without 
bands, just kinda like with our s*** 
laying everywhere and not any- 
thing cohesive happening at all." 

The two split the songwrit- 
ing duties, with each writing his 
own songs and then bringing 
them to rehearsal. 

"We came to the realization 
last night we should probably 
write songs together," laughs 
Lutz. "It's like, I wrote a song, 
and he'll have a slide part he can 
put on it — " 

" — or an organ line or a gui- 
tar line or stomping," interjects 
Anderson. 

'And he'll write a song, and 
I'll be like 'Well, since I suck at 
music all I can really do is put a little 
harmonica on it.' And that's basically 
the extent of it, because I play har- 
monica on his songs and he plays ev- 
erything on my songs." 

While the writing process may 
be fairly straightforward, what the 
songs are about tends to be a little 
harder to follow. 

"They're all about the same 
thing, but we don't really need to 
divulge," explains Anderson. 




Courtesy Trunks & Tales 



When Justin points out that he 
thinks one of Anderson's songs is 
about a bookcase, Anderson gets 
excited. 

"There is one about a bookcase! 
Sort of. It's not really. That's what 
I was talking about last night; it's 
cryptic." 

Anderson can explain one song 
thoroughly, though. 

"I wrote a new song about John- 
ny Cash, though. Getting drunk 



with Johnny Cash." 

One topic the band won't 
stray away from, though, is poli- 
tics. Lutz has friends that were 
arrested protesting the Repub- 
lican National Convention last 
month. Anderson sees both 
sides of the situation and be- 
lieves that the issues at the RNC 
came from both the police and 
the protestors stereotyping each 
other and not respecting each 
other. 

That being said, Anderson 
sides with the protestors in the 
end. 

"But there was an agenda," 
he says. "There was an agenda 
by the people in charge of the 
RNC to not have their voices be 
heard, which is the first issue." 

"If that roundabout question 
was whether we sympathized 
with radical political viewpoints, 
then I think the answer was prob- 
ably yes," laughs Lutz. 

While politics do not explicitly 
play a part in the band's songs, the 
topic does, according to Lutz, influ- 
ence everything else about the band. 

"Most of our between-song ban- 
ter and merch ideas [is influenced by 
politics]. We're going to do this split 
with this guy called Nathan from 
PA, and we're going to call it 'Con- 



serve Oil, Burn Flags,' " he says. 

"And in each will be a memora- 
bilia — I feel like I'm promoting PBS 
right now and their fund drives — 
but for a mere pledge of $180, you 
will receive a fragment of burnt flag 
in your CD," elaborates Anderson. 

The two realize the seriousness 
of what they want to do. 

"You can get arrested for that 
s***," says Anderson. 

Lutz has ways around it. 

"It's protected under the Consti- 
tution if it's for public display or you 
have an actual, like, reason to do it." 

"If we're not making money off 
it," says Anderson, "we could prob- 
ably swing it. And I don't care about 
making money." 

"Yeah, it's a statement," agrees 
Lutz. 

Currently, the band is working 
on booking a tour up and down the 
east coast during Christmas break. 
Along with local band Lake Seldom 
Seen, they plan to go to Gainesville, 
Fl. and back, and then maybe con- 
tinuing up into New England. 

"We' 11 basically spend the month 
playing shows and not working," 
said Justin. 

The band's debut, Jesus Saves, is 
available for free at myspace.com/ 
trunkstales. 



A.MYERS 



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Lee attempts to tell excellent tale in mediocre film 




Kevin Wisniewski '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

After finding much success 
with Inside Man, Spike Lee re- 
turns to the director's chair with 
Miracle at St. Anna, the story of 
four African American soldiers 
trapped in a Tuscan village dur- 
ing World War II. 

A story that has lingered on 
the hushed lips of many is finally 
being told. Does Lee's vision do 



it justice? 

Every director thrives to define 
their career by making an epic film, 
but unfortunately not all directors' 
attempts are successful. This film is 
a perfect example of that. 

Every time the story deviated 
away from the accounts of the four 
African American soldiers and 
delved into numerous superflu- 
ous subplots, it disrupted the nar- 
rative. Maybe the intent was epic 
filmmaking, but the execution was 
misguided. 

Lee is known for attacking issues 
of race and discrimination head on. 
The tense, emotionally stirring, and 
sometimes uncomfortable scenes 
of hate and bigotry have garnered 
Lee much praise for his ability to 
capture such things. However, the 
essence of Lee was missing in Mira- 



cle, and such scenes were lackluster 
at best. 

In the 1940s WWII era, it is 
highly doubtful that African Amer- 
icans would be speaking in the cur- 
rent ghetto jargon of the Millennial 
generation of today. 

For a film that is steeped in real- 
ism, surpassing a detail such as lan- 
guage would be a paramount issue 
and need to be addressed, would it 
not? 

One of the film's major strengths 
was its musical score because it was 
colorful and quite reflective of the 
images being shown on screen. 
Both the intense and regal theme 
of the Nazi soldiers and the light 
Spanish guitar theme that accom- 
panied the African Americans as 
they spend time in Tuscany were 
incorporated well. 



The cinematography was beauti- 
fully shot for a bulk of the movie in 
the mountainous terrain of Italy. Its 
portrayal was so vivid and alive that 
it made a pleasing and welcomed 
distraction. 

An important part of the war 
drama genre is the realistic and 
graphic war scenes. Miracles war 
scenes felt like something ripped 
from other successful war films 
like Saving Private Ryan and Black 
Hawk Down. 

Miracle is a mixed bag of tricks. 
There are quite heartwarming 
scenes and sporadic comedic mo- 
ments, but in juxtaposition, you 
have a muddled plot and scenes 
that tend to drag. 

Lee must not have been think- 
ing because he ended up with a 160 
minute film. 



The regular theatre crowd is 
going to be dozing during this 
dreary flick, Spike Lee fans will 
leave wanting more, and the 
movie critic will have wished the 
film hadn't left the editing room 
floor so soon. 

It's worth a viewing or two, 
but just wait for the DVD so you 
can incorporate your own inter- 
mission. 



(final gtade:£ 



K. WISNIEWSKI kmw005(3>lvc.edu 



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Jessica Bui '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 



I distinctly remember 
one of my English teachers 
in high school forcing me, 
on all handwritten assign- 
ments, to observe a one 
inch margin on all sides, to 
skip lines, and not to write 
on the back of the paper. 

This really bothered me 
because I knew that such 
rules caused us to use twice 
as much paper as was neces- 
sary. You might be thinking 
that it s not a big deal how 
much paper we use because 
we can recycle it all, but I 
think there's a reason that 
the saying goes "reuse, re- 
duce, recycle" in that order. 
It costs money and energy to 
recycle paper, and in the after- 
math, there is only a 48 percent 
recovery rate; so out of every 
two pieces of paper recycled, one 
new sheet can be created. That s 
not the best business strategy, as 
far as I can tell. 

The first goal to strive for is 
reducing the amount of paper 
we use as individuals. Further- 
more, we can reuse any paper 
that has a blank side for taking 



Write in the Margins 

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle,, Its easier than you think! 




DUCE 
CYCLE 



notes. But if you find that idea 
a little too radical, ignore it, and 
just remember this next sen- 
tence. Recycle. 

But why is any of this a big 
deal? My main argument would 
normally be that deforestation 
is changing our climate patterns, 
taking away habitats for animals, 
decreasing biodiversity, and 
causing floods or creating des- 
erts as the water cycle changes. 

While all of this is abso- 
lutely valid and disconcerting 



for any environmentalist, what 
you should really know is that 
35% of solid waste in landfills 
is paper that could have been 
recycled. Actually, around 75% 
of all solid waste in landfills 
consists of recyclable materials 
that people threw away instead 
of recycling. 

An engineer who works at the 
Greater Lebanon Refuse Author- 
ity gave a figure of 54,000 tons — 
the amount of solid waste that 
is recycled every year in Leba- 



non County instead of being 
thrown away. This is a step in 
the right direction, consider- 
ing that the landfill receives 
about 94,000 tons of solid 
waste per year. But even so, 
this landfill will be full in 15 
to 20 years. That's it, folks. 
No more space for Lebanon 
County's trash. 

Then what do we do? Do 
we destroy more ecosystems 
to create land for our waste? 
Even if we find more space, it 
costs about half a million dol- 
lars per acre to convert land 
to safely dispose of the solid 
waste, which requires more of 
America's tax dollars. 

It's a downward spiral, and 
it's not pretty. 

Therefore, slowing down 
this process seems to be the most 
logical choice. It's tempting to 
abuse our easy access to paper sup- 
plies, but don't listen to teachers 
who tell you not to write on the 
back of the paper. Write on the 
back; in fact, write in the margins. 

If you don't want to reuse pa- 
per by taking notes on the blank 
side, give it to me. I'll use it all. 
And after that, I'll recycle it. 



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Qj^ I always just figured I would 
go to college after high school, and 
it would be the same thing. But 
now, college is a lot different than 
I thought. The classes are harder, 
and I've been struggling in some 
of my classes, and living away from 
home is something I'm not used to 
either. I don't know what to do ... I 
really don't want to drop out but I 
feel like I'm running out of options. 
What else can I do? 

- Stressed Student 

Beth: Dropping out is a 
pretty drastic move, especially if 
you haven't exhausted all the pos- 
sibilities of improving your grades. 
Freshman year is always an adjust- 
ment, and it always takes more 
than just a couple of weeks. Many 
upperclassmen, including myself, 
will say that their first semester was 



TAKE IT or LEAVE IT 



Beth Julian '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

their worst academically. You have 
to deal with being away from family 
and friends as well as deal with new 
problems such as roommates and 
juggling a busy schedule. But come 
second semester, you will find that 
things will go a lot smoother. 

As for academics, there are a 
ton of tutoring services and plac- 
es where you can go for academic 
help. Being on such a small cam- 
pus with an excellent professor- 
student ratio, you'll find that most 
professors are more than willing 
to help one-on-one. If that is too 
intimidating, then try peer tutor- 
ing services and the Writing Cen- 
ter. Don't feel ashamed to go, ei- 
ther. Many students utilize these 
two services because they are 



Jen Fontanez '09 

Perspectives Editor 

free of charge and can meet with 
you according to your needs. 

Jell: College is and always will 
be a lot different than high school. 
As far as academics go, college is 
not going to be the same as high 
school; professors expect the very 
best from the students and try to 
give them the best education out 
there. From personal experience, 
the key to success is to not pro- 
crastinate. Once you realize you 
are having trouble with a class, 
do something about it. Professors 
aren't going to necessarily come to 
you and tell you exactly what you 
need to do. 

College is about being indepen- 
dent and responsible for your own 
actions. The college offers so many 



resources like Beth said, from 
working with professors to tutor- 
ing programs. 

Don't be afraid to take the first 
step to your own success. Drop- 
ping out really shouldn't be your 
last option unless you have tried 
everything else. Talk to your pro- 
fessor or advisor, someone who 
can give you guidance; that's one 
of the perks of going to a small col- 
lege. 

As far as personal life, this is 
a chance for you to learn how to 
balance classes, activities, and ev- 
erything else to get ready for life 
outside of college. College is do- 
able, even though it can be tough 
at times. Don't be afraid of change; 
it's the only constant in our lives. 



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12th 

Finish by Brad Sweigart '11 in 
a pool of 167 at the Belmont 
Classic on Saturday. 



78 

Season low score shot by LVC 

golfer Steve Garby '10 on 
Saturday at the Susquehanna 
Invitational. 



0-14-2 

The record held by men's 
soccer against Elizabeth- 
town before their fist win on 
Saturday. 

.605 

Wayne Perry's winning 
percentage as LVC volleyball 
coach. 




Travis Steedle 
Soccer 

Steedle 
scored 
the first 
goal in 
the 2-1 
OT vic- 
tory over 
Eliza- 
beth- 
town. He 
leads the 
team 

in goals and assists with three 
each. 




Scoreboard 

Field Hockey: 

9/24 at Gettysburg W, 5-0 

9/30 at Elizabethtown PPD 



Men's Soccer: 

9/24 at Susquehanna L, 1-2 

9/27 at Moravian W, 2-1 (OT) 

Women's Soccer: 

9/25 vs. F&M W # 3-0 

Women's Tennis 

9/30 at Arcadia L,2-7 

Golf 

9/25 at Elizabethtown 11/12 
9/27 at Susquehanna 16/18 

Upcoming Games 



Football: 

10/4 at Wilkes 1p.m. 

Field Hockey: 

10/2 vs. Shenandoah 4p.m. 

10/4 at Stevenson 12 p.m. 

Volleyball: 

10/1 vs. Widener 7 p.m. 

10/3 Devil's Classic (FDU) 

10/7 at Lycoming 7 p.m. 

Men's Soccer: 

10/1 vs. Misericordia 4 p.m. 

10/4 vs. Albright 3 p.m. 

Women's Soccer: 

10/1 at King's 7 p.m. 

9/23 vs. Albright 12 p.m. 

Women's Tennis 

10/2 at Goucher 3 p.m. 

10/5 vs. Susquehanna 1 p.m. 

Men's Tennis 

10/5 vs. Susquehanna 1 p.m. 

Cross Country 

10/3 at Paul Short Classic 12 p.m. 

Golf 

10/1 at Messiah 12 p.m. 

10/6 at F&M 1 p.m. 

10/7 at Gettysburg 1 p.m. 




Lauren King 
Soccer 

King has 
played an 
instru- 
mental 
part in 
the team's 
three 
straight 
victories. 
She was 
involved 
in three 

goals in the DeSales game and 
scored the opening goal against 
F&M. 




Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

"When I first started doing this 
[coaching]; I got hooked right away:" 

Doing something you love and 
being successful at it makes it all 
the more special. 

Wayne Perry '78, the only head 
coach of the Lebanon Valley College 
women's volleyball team since its ad- 
dition to the LVC athletics program 
back in 1986, reached a monumen- 
tal feat earlier this season. 

Entering his 22nd season at the 
helm. Perry's squad took on con- 
ference-rival Albright College at 
the LVC Gymnasium on Wednes- 
day Sept. 17. With his team's 3-0 
win in commanding fashion, he 
reached victory number 400. 

Currently sitting with a record 
of 404-264 (.605), Perry sits in the 
record books in 25th place with 
most victories all-time by a head 
coach in Division III history. 

"I knew it was going to come 
sometime this season," says Perry. 
"It was inevitable but enjoyable." 

Before becoming head coach, 
Perry studied at Lebanon Valley 
in the biology curriculum and 
currently works in the chemistry 
field. 

Even today, Perry gives credit 
back to the place he calls home. 

"I think the biggest thing about 
coaching this long is that every- 
thing I own, I owe to Lebanon Val- 
ley," says Perry. "The education I 
received, the ways I look at society, 
problems, and people: it all came 



Hooked on winning 

Perry digs in with 400 career wins 

evident in the early years of the 




Courtesy Sports Information 
SET FOR VICTORY Perry looks on 
from his familiar spot on the bench. 

from here. No matter where I go, 
I always carry the Lebanon Valley 
torch. I am proud to be a part of it." 

But credit is also given to his 
wife Diana for her years of assis- 
tance, help, and love. 

"It's really cool to be with the 
person you love and to be able to 
do something that you both love 
together for so long," says Perry. 
"You can't ask for more than that." 

Diana responded with a similar 
comment. 

"One thing is it is easy for us 
because we both enjoy it. It is our 
hobby," she says. 

The reason why this dedicated 
coach enjoys his time on the court 
so much is because of his group of 
girls who strive for consistency on 
a daily basis. 

"One of the things I always tell 
my kids," says Perry, "is that if you 
do the little things correctly, you 
are going to win most of the time." 

Consistency was not always 



program as Perry saw his teams go 
through winning and losing sea- 
sons. 

At one point during this roller 
coaster stretch, Perry and his wife 
Diana, an assistant for 18 years on the 
bench, almost threw in the towel. 

But looking back today, the soft- 
spoken coach knew he made the 
right choice because he sees goal- 
oriented, focused, competitive, and 
hard-working players on the floor. 

"The kids now make all the dif- 
ference, and they make you want to 
come back to coach," says Perry. "I 
walk away from the gym every day 
like I accomplished something." 

Senior Brandi Roth, a four-year 
starter under Perry, spoke about 
her time on the team and how her 
coach has influenced her. 

"I have grown up a lot here at 
LVC with Wayne as my coach," says 
Roth. "During situations that come 
up at volleyball practice, he likes 
to make connections to character 
building and preparation for the 
real world. He has not only been a 
coach to me, but a mentor shining a 
bright light for guidance." 

As for now, with his team notch- 
ing the most victories in the Com- 
monwealth Conference at 1 1-1 and 
a 15-2 record overall, don't expect 
this dedicated and fun-loving coach 
to be throwing in the towel anytime 
soon. 

"The longer you do something, 
the better you get at it," Perry says. 



R. ZVORSKY 



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Women's soccer scores third 
straight shut-out 



TonyGorickII 

La Vie Sports Writer 

The victories keep coming. 

The Lebanon Valley College 
women's soccer team kept their 
shutout streak going with a con- 
vincing 3-0 win over Franklin & 
Marshall on Thursday Sept. 25. 

The Dutchmen wasted no time 
getting started, as Lauren King '11 
headed the ball into the net early in 
the first half after Dana Thorns en 
TO had her shot blocked. 

LVC finished the first half up 
by only one but, Ely Kirkhoff '11 
made it two by scoring in the open- 



ing moments of the second half 
with a beautiful shot 20 yards out 
that tucked into the top left corner. 

A penalty kick by Thomsen ce- 
mented their 3-0 victory after King 
was taken down in the box. 

Alyson Reitmeyer '12 backed 
up the Dutchmen with defense, 
demolishing any opportunity for a 
Diplomat goal. 

The women have a showdown 
with King's College today and then 
return home for conference play 
against Albright on Saturday, Oct. 4. 

Head Coach Lauren Frankford 
wants to be sure that this week's domi- 
nating wins aren't just a passing trend. 



"I have emphasized to the girls 
that we cannot become complacent 
because we won a few games," she 
says. "We need to continue to stay 
focused and work on improving 
with every performance." 

With conference play fast ap- 
proaching, staying focused is critical. 

"All of our conference games are 
huge, it's important that we start 
off on the right foot on Saturday 
against Albright," Coach Frankford 
states. "We are most focused on 
that match and will take one game 
at a time." 



T. GORICK 



apg001(2)lvc.edu 




Field hockey shoots past Bullets, halted by rain 



Steven H. Wisner '09 

La Vie Sports Editor 

The field hockey squad re- 
turned to form this week, as they 
took on back-to -back fourteenth 
ranked opponents. 

On Thursday LVC, ranked 
eight in the nation, traveled to 
historic Gettysburg to take on the 
fourteenth ranked Bullets. 

In the contest; the Dutchmen 
shut-out the Bullets while scoring 
five goals off the sticks of five differ- 
ent players, giving them a 5-0 win. 

The star of the game was goal- 
keeper Caitlin Baro '10 who re- 
corded a career high nine saves, 
handing Gettysburg their first 
shutout loss since Sept. 6, 2007. 

The Valley grabbed the early lead 
in the 16th minute off a goal from 
Alex Wolfe '09. Jocelyn Novak T2 
followed up Wolfe four minutes lat- 
er with her team leading 1 1th goal of 
the season, giving LVC a 2-0 lead. 

With another goal, off the stick of 
Avery Carter T 0, the Dutchmen were 




Courtesy Sports Information 

VETERAN LEADERSHIP Alex Wolfe '09 scored what turned out to be 
the winning goal in the team's 5-0 victory over #14 Gettysburg. 

able to take a 3-0 lead before the half. field or on the bench." 



The Valley recorded two more 
goals in the second half to secure 
the commanding 5-0 victory. 

"We just played well/' said 
Amber Corcoran '09. "We were 
connecting our passes, working 
together and everyone was sup- 
porting each other, whether on the 



Corcoran's thoughts were 
echoed throughout the team. 

"We worked really hard to earn 
this win over Gettysburg," said Cait- 
lin Baro TO. "We finally came to- 
gether as a unit and had a full team 
effort, offensively and defensively." 

The game was a definite moral 



boost for the team as they headed 
into their conference play. 

"I think that the Gettysburg game 
was just what our team needed," said 
Wolfe. "Things came together and 
our team played as a solid unit. We 
all realized that we needed a higher 
level of intensity, especially as we 
begin facing our tough conference 
competition." 

Yesterday, the Dutchmen contin- 
ued their strong play against #14 Eliz- 
abethtown, who gained the ranking 
following the Bullets loss to LVC. 

The defense was solid in the first 
half as both teams remained score- 
less going into the second half. 

The game was postponed with 
24:52 remaining due to lighting. 
The game is scheduled to be fin- 
ished today at 4:30 p.m. 

The Valley returns to action when 
they host Shenandoah tomorrow at 
4 p.m. Their next conference match 
is against perennial powerhouse, 
Messiah at 1 p.m. on October 11. 



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Mens soccer 

earns 
historic win 

Nate Yinger '09 

La Vie Sports Writer 

The mens soccer team opened 
conference play with a dramatic 
2-1 overtime win at Elizabeth- 
town, off the first collegiate goal 
by Jordan Auman T2. 

Several LVC students traveled 
to E-town for the big win. The Val- 
ley had been 0-14-2 against Eliza- 
bethtown since 1993. 

LVC controlled the contest early 
putting the Blue Jays on their heals. 

The pressure paid off in the 
22nd minute when Travis Steedle 
TO ripped a shot from 22 yards 
out that passed keeper Jeff Mullen 
to give LVC a 1-0 lead. 

The Blue Jays thought they had 
equalized in the 55th minute, but 
the goal was called off, as the ref- 
eree had blown his whistle before 
the shot was taken. 

Midway through the second half, 
the game was delayed for 25 minutes 
when a collision forced Elizabeth- 
towns Bryan Holt to be taken off the 
field on a stretcher. 

After the delay, the Blue Jays came 
out determined to win the game for 
Holt and tied it up in the 74th minute 
when Dan Featherer blasted a long 
shot off the near post and in. 

Neither side scored in the re- 
maining 16 minutes, and the match 
went into overtime tied at 1-1. 

LVC worked the ball deep into 
Blue Jay territory in the opening sec- 
onds of overtime. Auman's first shot 
was blocked, but the rebound came 
straight back and he hammered a 
shot from 25 yards out past a diving 
Mullen for the historic win. 

Keeper Tim Mehl '09 made four 
saves in the win, two game savers. 

"Right now I'm just so proud of 
these guys," said Head Coach Char- 
lie Grimes, a 1997 graduate of E- 
town. "I cannot say enough of the 
effort that our boys put forth." 

LVC continues conference play 
against Albright College this Sat- 
urday at 4 p.m. 



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